The second conditional clause it's not based on reality. It expresses a hypothetical situation.
- I am poor. If I had a million of dollars, I would live in New York.
- She is so ugly. I she were beautiful, she would get a boyfriend.
If + past + would/could + infinitive (without to)
The verbs in the conditional clause are all in the past, however, “were” is used to all subjects.
A great song to practice the second conditional clause is "If I were a boy"
According to the lyrics answer the questions below:
- In the song Beyoncé tell if she were a boy she would do what the boys do. In her opinion what do they do?
- Do you agree with her?
- What would you do if you were a boy or a girl?